St. Elizabeth taps BB, CellTrak for home health

By Brian Dolan

CellTrak BlackBerrySaint Elizabeth Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care organization with more than 4,000 nurses, rehab therapists and personal support workers on staff, has inked a deal with CellTrak to deploy its Blackberry-based software to its workers. CellTrak integrates the care group's scheduling software to allow increased efficiency and capabilities to respond to client and system requirements more effectively.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care said it will use Procura’s clinical management system to send patient-visit schedules directly to the mobiles of front line staff, which it believes will decrease scheduling issues and increase flexibility to respond to new appointments or changes in a client’s condition. The ability to geographically optimize daily patient visits and routes should bring about cost savings, the care provider said in a press release.

"This mobile solution provides additional safety for our front line professionals and greater reliability for our clients with its GPS functionality," Saint Elizabeth's press release stated. "As home care providers often work alone, the increase in connectivity is invaluable. For clients, fast and accurate schedule adjustments make it easier to get assistance when they need it."

Saint Elizabeth noted that its more than 4,000 care workers deliver 3.8 million health care visits annually.

For more on the Saint Elizabeth deal with CellTrak, see the press release here